Dolly Parton's Tony Award-Nominated 9 TO 5 Comes to Los Altos HillsDolly Parton's Tony Award-Nominated 9 TO 5 Comes to Los Altos Hills
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring eight-time Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton's Grammy and Tony Award-nominated, country, gospel, and pop music-infused score. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Set for Hillbarn Theatre, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, celebrates this holiday season with Irving Berlin's Tony Award nominated musical, White Christmas. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Set for Hillbarn Theatre, 12/4-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, celebrates this holiday season with Irving Berlin's Tony Award nominated musical, White Christmas. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from today, Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Happy' Promo for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area premiere of 'The Addams Family' at Contra Costa Civic Theatre happens next week from Sept 19-Oct 19. To celebrate, the cast decide to make a music video to share their happiness. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Happy' Promo for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Contra Costa Civic Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area premiere of 'The Addams Family' at Contra Costa Civic Theatre happens next week from Sept 19-Oct 19. To celebrate, the cast decide to make a music video to share their happiness. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 55th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. This multiple Tony and Drama Desk award nominee, with book by Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), plays weekends from Sep 19-Oct 19. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Downtown Rep Revives THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Historic Pico House
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 12, 2014

Within the courtyard of the historic Pico House in downtown LA, the Downtown Repertory Theater Company is in the midst of offering its sixth season of classical works. Led by artistic director Devon Armstrong, they have taken on Chekhov, Marlowe, Odets and numerous plays by Shakespeare, all while encouraging actors to tackle roles they might not otherwise have the opportunity to play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES Sets Sail in San Leandro Thru August 25
by Linda Hodges - Aug 18, 2013

In 1934, during the height of the Great Depression, Americans were looking for escapist entertainment and they found it in Cole Porter's frothy, screw-ball comedy, Anything Goes. Since then the show has seen many updates and revivals, the latest of which won the 2011 Tony for Best Revival. The plot remains a zany farce set on a cruise ship where disguises, mistaken identities and malapropisms contribute to a very de-lovely evening at the theatre. The show sets sail now thru August 25 with Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) in San Leandro, California. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tom Lenk Brings 30 Minutes Musicals to Comic Con
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 18, 2013

Tom Lenk, Tom Detrinis, and Brooke Seguin give JURASSIC PARK the 30 MInte Musical treatment at the Horton Grand Theatre. One night only for Comic Con, don't miss it! (more...)

30 Minute Musicals Presents JURASSIC PARK The Musical at Comic Con, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution...How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect? especially when put into a musical? This is a one night onl event at The Horton Grand Theatre just for San Diego Comic Con! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hillbarn's THE PRODUCERS Features Nonstop Laughter and All-Star Cast
by Harmony Wheeler - May 8, 2012

Perhaps the reason the film version of the musical The Producers did not do so well as its Tony-award winning Broadway counterpart because it lacked that special magic that only live theatre can give. Movie musicals like Hairspray have succeeded on the big screen, but the current trend seems to involve actual live performances streamed in movie theaters across the nation. And it's no wonder that people prefer the one-night-only streamed performances to Hollywoodized versions. While such broadcasts will never live up to the real thing, they contain a piece of the real thing that thrills our souls. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS, 5/3-27
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

Mel Brooks' Tony winning Best Musical The Producers comes to Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City May 4 - 27. For more information, call the Box Office at 650-349-6411 or visit www.HillbarnTheatre.org. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS, 5/3-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Mel Brooks' Tony winning Best Musical The Producers comes to Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City May 4 - 27. For more information, call the Box Office at 650-349-6411 or visit www.HillbarnTheatre.org. (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents WHITE CHRISTMAS 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2010

Diablo Theatre Company will launch the holiday season with the East Bay premiere of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" in a fully-staged sparkling production that will run for eight performances beginning Nov. 26 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. (more...)

Diablo Theatre Company Presents WHITE CHRISTMAS 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Diablo Theatre Company will launch the holiday season with the East Bay premiere of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" in a fully-staged sparkling production that will run for eight performances beginning Nov. 26 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. (more...)